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Romeo Soft Floor Lamp

c. 1998

by Philippe Starck
for Flos

With a plissé cloth shade and acid-etched pressed glass inter­nal diffuser, the Romeo Soft floor lamp offers elegance and simplic­ity to any room. This 1998 Philippe Starck creation features a gray painted steel stem and die-cast aluminum base and yolk, as well as an trans­par­ent PC diffuser support. There is an on/​off dimmer on the cable and a chrome-plated steel sensor located on the neck of the fitting. With an eye on inno­va­tion and a passion for ethical living, Starck creates pieces, like the Romeo Soft and the related Romeo Moon floor lamp, that brings beauty to the world in a tangi­ble and accessible way.

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Philippe Starck


Philippe Starck has a mission and a vision: creation, whatever shape it takes, must make life better for the largest number of people possible. Starck believes this highly poetic, political, rebellious, benevolent, pragmatic and subversive duty must be borne by all and he resumes it with the humor that has accompanied his approach since the earliest days. Despite his thousands of projects - completed or in the making - he remains committed to never forgetting the essential.

Starck possesses an anticipatory concern for environmental implications. His profound comprehension of contemporary mutations, his enthusiasm for imagining new lifestyles, his determination to change the world, his devotion to a positive reduction, his love of ideas, his desire to defend the intelligence of usefulness - and the usefulness of intelligence - have accompanied one iconic creation after the other. His technological miracles are vectors of democratic ecology, focused on action and a respect for the future of both humans and nature. Predicting the phenomena of convergence and dematerialization, Philippe Starck has always devised objects that demand the most from the least.

Philippe Starck is all of the above, but above all, he is a man of honesty, in the purest tradition of the Renaissance artists.

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